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strawberry ice cream recipeDoes anything say summer more than strawberry ice cream?  Here in California, the strawberry season is in full swing and these little red gems were screaming to be made into an ice cream.  I love my ice cream maker so much that I will not buy ice cream in the grocery store anymore.  It is just so easy to make at home and tastes so amazing.  Plus my children think that it is pure magic that you pour some liquid into a little machine and ice cream comes out.  Who am I to disappoint them?

This ice cream takes a bit longer to make than most of the other flavors that I have made.  It is completely worth the wait.

strawberry ice cream recipe3 cups sliced strawberries
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 3/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

strawberry ice cream recipeIn a bowl, add 1/2 cup sugar to the strawberries.  Add the lemon juice.

strawberry ice cream recipeGive this strawberry a good sir and let it sit for 2 hours at room temperature.

strawberry ice cream recipeAfter two hours, the strawberries will have let go of their juice and created a yummy syrup.

strawberry ice cream recipeI like a smooth strawberry ice cream, so I pureed all of my strawberries.  But you could only puree half if you want to and add the whole berries to have a chunkier ice cream.

strawberry ice cream recipeAdd the remaining sugar.

strawberry ice cream recipeAdd the milk.

strawberry ice cream recipeAnd the cream.

strawberry ice cream recipeAnd finally, the vanilla.

strawberry ice cream recipeStir until the mixture is combined.  Chill the ice cream for 2 hours or overnight.

strawberry ice cream recipeFreeze according to your machine’s directions.

strawberry ice cream recipeTransfer to another container and freeze until firm.  About two hours.

strawberry ice cream recipeScoop and enjoy.

strawberry ice cream recipeDon’t mind if I do.

strawberry ice cream recipeHappy Summer.

Strawberry Ice Cream


  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a bowl, add 1/2 cup sugar to the strawberries. Add the lemon juice.
  2. Give this strawberry a good sir and let it sit for 2 hours at room temperature.
  3. After two hours, the strawberries will have let go of their juice and created a yummy syrup.
  4. I like a smooth strawberry ice cream, so I pureed all of my strawberries. But you could only puree half if you want to and add the whole berries to have a chunkier ice cream.
  5. Add the remaining sugar.
  6. Add the milk.
  7. And the cream.
  8. And finally, the vanilla.
  9. Stir until the mixture is combined. Chill the ice cream for 2 hours or overnight.
  10. Freeze according to your machine’s directions.
  11. Transfer to another container and freeze until firm. About two hours.

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49 Responses to Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. Oh those berries! And those happy little ice-cream eating faces! It all just screams summer…and looks completely delicious…!

  2. Beverly says:

    I just purchased an ice cream maker so this recipe comes at a perfect time! I have a question though…..when you say to chill the ice cream for 2 hours or overnight, you mean, put the mixture in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight before you’ve put it in the ice cream maker?

    • bakedbree says:

      that is exactly what I mean. The ice cream will freeze better if the mixture is really cold when it goes into the machine. Have fun with your new ice cream maker. I love mine!

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  4. Hannah says:

    Hey Bree! I’ve been following Your blog for a rather long time now, I love it!

    Could I request You makin’ some mac and cheese? Thanks! ♥

  5. Memoria says:

    Your kids’ eyes just slay me!!! What a lovely ice cream! I just got a hand blender, so I would love to use it with this recipe. Thanks for sharing these great photos and recipe.

  6. It doesn’t get more perfect! Your blog is gorgeous.

  7. Marta Costa says:

    I’m going to experiment with this recipe very soon because me an d my boyfriend are crazy for ice creams! But I couldn’t resist on putting it on my blog by the moment I found it.
    Please take a look and let me know if everything is ok. Love you blog! Great job!
    Thank you!

  8. Beverly says:

    Thanks for the info about chilling the mixture first. I made my first batch of plain old vanilla last night and it turned out really good!

    My next question……….what size is your ice cream machine? Just trying to get an idea if I need to half your recipe for my machine. Mine is only 1 1/2 quarts.

  9. Summer perfection! Strawberry ice cream is one of my favorites. Yours looks delicious!

  10. Tifani says:

    Your recipe sounds like a perfect addition to my no-store-bought-ice-cream summer. I am definitely including this one in my Monday menu plan for the week!

  11. Surcie says:

    I’m not someone who cooks well, but I can do this, I just know it! Thanks for posting.

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  13. im about to start making this! i’m LOVING strawberry season right now

  14. Rose says:

    This is fabulous ice cream!! It tastes exactly like the ice cream you get at stands in Germany, something I’ve never been able to find in the States. I’m going to make it with all kinds of fruit. Thank you for sharing this!

    • bakedbree says:

      I bet that raspberry and peach would be delicious. I am glad that you found something similar to what you were looking for.

  15. Miranda says:

    We went strawberry picking this past weekend just outside Boston, MA, and I wanted an easy ice cream recipe that didn’t involve raw eggs or cooking since our toddler daughter will likely be the main consumer and we don’t have an air conditioned kitchen! Well, this recipe is fantastic!! I adapted it slightly as I have a Krups 1.5 quart ice cream maker (1 1/3 cups heavy cream and 2/3 cup whole milk, although I may need to scale the quantities back a tad further next time) and the results were terrific :)

  16. Yoko says:

    Thanks for the great strawberry recipe! I need some way to use up these costco strawberries.. :)

    Just one question – what brand glass containers are you using to store your ice cream in the freezer? I was going to use a pyrex but there’s a ton of search results about exploding pyrex containers..

  17. Elizabeth says:

    This tastes wonderful! I don’t like store bought strawberry ice cream because I think it has a cooked flavor, but this tastes so fresh and bright!! I can’t decide whether I like this or your amazing fresh mint ice cream recipe better.

  18. Kim Drake says:

    This recipe looks divine! How much does it yield?

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  20. I’ve never seen an ice cream recipe with no eggs or cornstarch before! How interesting! And it looks so creamy!!

  21. Pam says:

    Hi, Just curious what kind of Ice Cream maker you use? I have been researching them as I have a very old fashioned one and not sure which is the easiest and best type to get. Would love to here what you have.

  22. Heather L says:

    Hi Bree
    A friend pointed me in a the direction of your blog and vanilla ice cream recipe when I said I wanted to make peach ice cream this weekend.
    I found a million different recipes on pinterest and I am wondering if I could do the peaches similar to the strawberries? Will they get juicy with sugar if I let them sit a couple hours? Then maybe do a chunky blend? I really want a true peach ice cream and not just a vanilla with chunks of peach. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any help!

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    I only gently mashed the strawberries. Then added some more just before freezing. Yummy yummy. Best strawberry recipe so far.

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    I am looking at buying an ice cream maker. Which is the one you use?

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